3D printed and optimized inner structure (v2.6)


#1

We have been working on our OpenROV version2.6 and we optimized the inner structure a little bit (weight reduction and aerodynamic) and converted into a 3D printable version. Because we have the intension to build more than 1 OpenROV, this saves us a lot of glueing/building time. Beside the weight reduction we have made the design also more areodynamic by rounding of sharp corners. In the 3D printable design there are also more zip-ties possibilities for cable routing. The weight reduction we achieved is done with the intension to install small external scuba lamps.

So I would like to share this 3D printed version with you, go to my webshop on Shapeways.(there is no profit on the actual price)

https://www.shapeways.com/model/2991415/openrov-v2-6-inner-structure.html?li=aeTabs

1-3D_printed_version_OpenROV.jpg (747 KB)

#2

coooool :slight_smile:
have you thought on mod for even better vertikal water flow through the rov?


#3

We decided to print the inner camera top en bottom structure and the endcap for the camera enclosure also.

I put them online for you (version 2.6)

https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=openrov


#4

Thanks!
But, what about making these endcaps to fit the new O-rings to the V.2.7 model?
They have better sealing capability?
Same with the battery tube end caps.

Can you guys mod the V2.6 encaps to fit these new O-ring dimensions?

regards
Tom-Vidar Salangli


#5

Nice job !

Can you share the .Stl ? Because I have a 3d Printer at home :wink:

If you have use GoogleSketup, I’m interest for .skp

Thanks